Find Wood County Texas animal shelters, puppy dog and cat shelters, pet adoption centers, dog pounds, and humane societies. Animal shelters provide information on adopting dogs, cats, and pets, animal care and rescue, and animal control.
Lost and Hound Pet Rescue PO Box 1501 Hawkins TX 75765 903-725-3186
Mineola Animal Shelter 1000 Baker Street Mineola TX 75773 903-569-2252
Pound Pals PO Box 591 Mineola TX 75773 903-530-0266
Winnsboro Animal Shelter 835 Hope Ln Winnsboro TX 75494 903-342-3400
Some animals are brought to shelters by owners who cannot care for them. Others are rescued from abuse or neglect. Stray or lost animals may be brought to shelters by the general public or animal control agencies.
Some shelters have a firm no-kill policy and will strive to find homes for every animal they receive. Due to limited space and resources, other shelters may have to euthanize certain animals that are less suitable for adoption because of health or behavioral issues. Animal control agencies may euthanize animals that have not been adopted within a certain timeframe or animals that have shown aggression.
Generally, any member of the public may adopt a pet from an Animal Shelter. Some Animal Shelters will first screen or interview an individual in order to assess their suitability as a pet owner.